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  • Orchestral Ensembles 2MUSI10061

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    The Orchestral Ensembles (including large instrumental bands and orchestras) play an important role in the educational and performance activities of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Students participating in Orchestral Ensembles gain invaluable experience through rehearsing and performing a...

  • Vocal Ensemble 1MUSI30206

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    Students explore various aspects of vocal ensemble singing, from the purely technical (intonation, breathing together, harmonized pronunciation) to the subtleties of developing relationships and roles, through an exploration of vocal chamber music repertoire and small operatic ensembles.

  • Early Voices 2MUSI20081

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    This is a small chamber choir of 12–20 members that performs music of the middle ages, renaissance and baroque. The ensemble performs both a cappella and also in conjunction with other early music ensembles.

  • Singing 1MUSI10177

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    Classes will focus on music theatre voice usage and the development of technique, including breath support, pitch, range and tone through an exploration of large and small ensemble music theatre songs. Later in the semester song character and storytelling will be addressed through an intensive bl...

  • Composition 1MUSI20055

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject introduces students to the practices and conventions of musical composition as a personally-directed creative activity. Students create a folio of original music (scores and recordings) including composition projects covering areas of compositional philosophy, technique, directed lis...

  • Historical Performance PracticeMUSI40032

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    Advanced academic study of the resources, instruments, techniques and stylistic conventions relevant to the performance of music of the 18th and 19th centuries. Sometimes referred to as performance practice, period performance, or "authentic" performance, "historically informed performance" (HIP)...

  • Music AnalysisMUSI40055

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    On completion of this subject, students will be able to analyse short pieces using various methods of analysis, including linear analysis, and will have formed a critical perspective of the variety of analytical techniques available.

  • Brass Ensemble 2MUSI20074

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    The Brass Ensemble offers brass players the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a large brass ensemble setting. The ensemble includes all brass instruments and a wide variety of repertoire and diverse musical styles is performed, including both transcriptions and original compositions for brass.

  • Studies In OperaMUSI30045

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    The subject is not an introduction to opera but aims to stimulate those who are already interested in the genre. It examines issues that relate to the interdisciplinary nature of opera (such as the importance of the text and staging) alongside a study of selected works from the operatic genre wit...

  • Performing to Teach 2MUSI90156

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    Students will further develop a thorough musical background to cope with all stylistic demands of their instrument or voice and establish a sizeable repertoire covering all styles. Students will also further develop a thorough understanding of the applied approaches to the instrumental pedagogy o...

  • Suzuki Practicum Part 2MUSI90200

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    Refer to MUSI90199 Suzuki Practicum Part 1

  • Practical Study 2MUSI40017

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    Students will further develop instrumental, vocal or conducting technique and repertoire to a level appropriate to a fourth year of study and a sophisticated awareness of the stylistic and interpretative characteristics of the repertory studies.

  • The Business of MusicMUSI20206

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject introduces the business practices of the music industry. Aspects of copyright, marketing, law, management, contracts, sales, distribution, ownership, and merchandising will be examined in relation to areas such as touring, recording deals, digital streaming, live performance, music p...

  • Piano Duo and Duet 1MUSI20099

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    Students will develop their techniques as duo and duet pianists and study selected repertoire, drawing from a range of the duet and duo literature from the 18th century to the present day.

  • Music Therapy Methods 3MUSI90034

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    This subject prepares students for the selecting and incorporating a range of music therapy methods in diverse practice contexts.  It focuses on deepening learning in the areas of improvisation, song writing, receptive methods and using repertoire.  Skill development is focused on a range of musi...

  • Research Paper (Jazz & Improvisation)MUSI40106

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    In this subject, students will present aspects of their research to their peers, and produce an 8,000 word research paper. The research paper should identify and critically reflect on an issue persuasively presented as relevant to the candidate’s major project. It should demonstrate a capacity fo...

  • Music Theatre: From Chorus To EnsembleMUSI10199

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2018Quotas apply

    This subject is an introduction to musical theatre through both an historical examination of its development and a practical experience of number of the key works of the genre through singing large ensemble songs. The diversity of styles of music theatre music and singing will be identified throu...

  • GradDip Composition 1MUSI40012

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    There will be two major projects (one in each semester) related to the individual needs of the student, covering areas of compositional philosophy and technique, including electronic and computer music, aural training and directed listening.

  • Music and HealthMUSI20150

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject will provide an overview of the ways that music can be used to promote physical health and healthy behaviours for a range of people. Topics covered will include music for expression, relaxation, anxiety reduction and communication. Students will be involved in experiential activities...

  • Advanced Recording Studio TechniquesMUSI20190

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018Quotas apply

    This subject builds on the basics of sound recording presented in The Lap Top Recording Studio . Aspects of sound recording including microphone use, mixing, ensemble/band and solo recording, acoustics, recording set up and editing will be examined. Advanced Recording Studio Techniques is deliver...